I'll leave the blog look alone for a bit

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/09/20 10:50 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/09/20/471784.aspx

Ok, hopefully people can read everything and it works in the various browsers. But with the continued intentional and unknowing help of Josh and Heath I have pretty much reached some kind of steady state.

If you can't see the blog, be sure and say something (boy, if that doesn't sound like "if you're not here, raise your hand.").

I experimented with keeping various sections open rather than collapible, but in the end I figured everyone would have different preferences anyway (I know I do!).

Hope this helps the many people who were having trouble with the 3-column view on smaller resolutions. :-)

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Sep 2005 10:56 AM:

Though I admit that if I knew of a way to get rid of that space over on the right side above "my recent posts" and below "disclaimer", as well as the general indent of those three items, I would do that one last thing!

# Nicholas Allen on 20 Sep 2005 11:41 AM:

Trying to untangle the convoluted css here...

It looks like the space is caused by the padding rules for #news in /Themes/Blogs/luxinterior/style/style.css. Try overriding those in your private css file.

# Joe Clark on 20 Sep 2005 2:03 PM:

How about something below 137 validation errors? How about something vaguely resembling Web standards?

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Sep 2005 2:20 PM:

Sorry Joe, I am neither the host nor the producer of the editing tools -- so most of them I have no control over. But anyone who feels so offended by this that they can no longer read my blog will in no way offend me. I can understand why this is a problem for some people, and respect the viewpoint.

# Nicholas Allen on 20 Sep 2005 3:20 PM:

The addition

#news { margin: -1.5em -1em -1.5em -1em; }

to the css worked for me.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Sep 2005 3:29 PM:

Nicholas -- it worked! Thak you very much!

# Chris on 20 Sep 2005 3:51 PM:

It makes little difference through RSS!!

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Sep 2005 4:11 PM:

Chris, almost every change I did was for the site as a website. :-)

# Joe Clark on 24 Sep 2005 7:58 AM:

Whoever was saying they were so "offended" by your site's total lack of Web standards that they "can no longer read" it?

# Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Sep 2005 9:34 AM:

Hi Joe -- No, I am saying if people feel that way, I will respect that. Some people feel that strongly about the issue....

# Joe Clark on 26 Sep 2005 9:10 AM:

The "issue" that "people feel... strongly about" is getting Microsoft Weblogs into standards compliance, the sort of thing teenage boys can manage on their own blogs.

Work on that first, visual design second.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 26 Sep 2005 11:11 AM:

Um, I do not work for the company that provides the blog software, so there is very little I can do THERE.

Perhaps you could go razz the provider rather than the consumer, Joe?

# Joe Clark on 14 Oct 2005 2:53 PM:

You're the middleware and your customer has voiced a request. You go razz them.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 14 Oct 2005 4:45 PM:

Not my line of country, Joe. Sorry....

But as I said, if you are offended by my attitude then you may want to stop reading the blog? :-)

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